| The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby in Washington, D.C. gave their Edward F. Snyder Award to Senator Richard Durbin at their annual meeting in November 2015. |
Sen Durbin was recognized for " successfully organizing Senate support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to peacefully resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program; leading the effort to increase U.S. humanitarian and resettlement support for Syrian refugees; and advancing criminal justice reform through bipartisan action."
Northside Friends Meeting sent a congratulary letter to Sen. Durbin. We are proud and grateful for our Senator who is working on behalf of peace and humanitarian need.
Northside Friends Meeting is an active and diverse community of worship that meets each week in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Our members come from the immediate neighborhood and from as far away as Hyde Park and Oak Park. We view the Friends Committee on National Legislation as our voice for peace and justice in the nation’s capital.
|Northside Quakers gathered at the home of Beth Burbank and Bill Esler for their annual fall retreat held on October 24th. The stimulating process helped Friends to collectively reflect upon the many changes that have occurred in the past year. Several significant moves of members led the Meeting to understand itself in a period of transition. This has led to a streamlining of our funtions, paring down our committee strucutre, taking into consideration Quakers historic testimony on Simplicity. The retreat led us to focus|
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